Arkansas Fast Facts 2000

Arkansas Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 97,600 miles
Interstate: 656 miles
Road bridges: 12,448
Class I railroad trackage: 2,714 miles
Inland waterways: 1,860 miles
Public use airports: 100 (7 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 951,000
Light trucks registered: 859,000
Heavy trucks registered: 15,000
Buses registered: 6,700
Motorcycles registered: 25,000
Numbered boats: 178,000

Geographic

Land area: 52,068 sq. miles (rank: 27)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 9.62 (rank: 16)
Persons per square mile: 51.3 (rank: 34)
Highest point: Magazine Mountain (2,753 ft.)
Lowest point: Ouachita River (55 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 75
Municipal governments: 491 3
Congressional districts: 4 4

Demographic

Population: 2,673,400 (rank: 33)
Percent urban population: 54 5 (rank: 40)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $65 billion2 (rank: 33)
Civilian labor force: 1.2 million2 (rank: 33)
Median household income: $30,293 (rank: 47)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 82.3
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.6
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.4
Walked: 1.5
Other means: 1.2
Worked at home: 3.0

State Transportation Department

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD)
10324 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 569-2000
http://www.ahtd.state.ar.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

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